​Sony Confirms PlayStation Users Can Change PSN Names In Style

Rumours circulated last week that suggested Sony plan to roll out a PSN ID change service in the near future - but the tech giant has now confirmed this long awaited feature.

We all have regrets, but giving yourself a daft Gamertag or PSN name is one of the biggest any gamer has. Xbox users got away with it, though, as Microsoft always allowed a quick change for a small fee.

The same can't be said for PlayStation users, however. PS3 and PS4 players have never been able to alter their ridiculous name. Up until now, anyway.

Not only did Sony announce the news PlayStationers have been waiting to hear for years, but the firm also poked fun at why said users will be so excited.

PlayStation UK replied to the confirmation Tweet saying: "Hey xX_Wassuuupp69_Xx, it's your lucky day! :sweat_smile:," referring to a generic, tragic PSN name.

And then one Twitter user, as sharp as ever, seemingly created an account names "xX_Wassuuupp69_Xx." He responded with "FINALLY I CAN CHANGE THIS NAME" alongside a cute, cheering baby gif, to which Sony replied "You are so welcome BUD!"

According to the PlayStation Blog, users will see this feature rolled out early 2019. The Online ID Change will start as a BETA for those registered as testers in the PlayStation Preview Program.

The Preview will allow players to change their name for free once, but after that it well set you back €9.99/£7.99. Any further changes will cost €4.99/£3.99.

And so your mates don't forget who you are, or if your online buddies only know you by your PSN name, anyone who purchases a new ID can display their old one next to it. I guess MileyFan998 will, most likely, ignore this feature.

Credit: Change.org
Credit: Change.org

What do you think about this news? Will you be changing your ID? What's the worst Gamertag or PSN you've ever had? Let us know.

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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